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The London Geography Alliance was established to provide a network of subject-based support to primary and secondary schools, by linking teachers and university lecturers. Workshops and fieldwork were conducted over a 17-month period to address different aspects of the geography curriculum. The effects of the project were evaluated using qualitative and quantitative methods. Primary school teachers improved their knowledge of geography and their confidence to identify and facilitate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation,...
This study investigated effect of student- and school-level variables on mathematics achievement of fourth- and eighth-grade students using the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 data of Turkey. The common variables addressed in student and school questionnaires were compared. Due to nested structure of the TIMSS data, hierarchical linear modeling analysis was performed. According to findings of the study, for both grade levels, of all teacher-related variables,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Elementary...
The Central Communist Party (CCP) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) describes China as a unified multinational country. National policies advocate cultural diversity in the educational system with particular emphasis on the notion that diverse ethnic minorities contribute to "zhonghua minzu"--a single united Chinese nationality. Drawing upon the theoretical frameworks of musical authenticity as well as two tenets of liberalism theory, equal concern and cultural neutrality, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Political Issues, Educational Policy, Student...
This study examines the impact of implementing the professional development program, Keeping Learning on Track (KLT), on teaching and learning in a rural school in a Midwestern state. KLT was a program developed by Dylan William and his colleagues at the Educational Training Service and published by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). Teachers and administrators in the district were surveyed after using the KLT model for one to two years to determine the effectiveness of the program on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement, Rural Schools, Teacher Surveys,...
The purpose of this explanatory sequential mixed methods research study was to explore the relationship between building teacher leadership capacity and campus culture in a suburban East Texas school district. Developing teacher leaders by building leadership capacity depends on administrators' abilities to develop leaders from within the existing staff and to shape campus culture. Results of this mixed methods study yielded findings that identified a statistically significant relationship...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Leadership, Campuses, School Culture, Capacity Building, Mixed Methods...
The purpose of this research is threefold. First, the relationship between teachers? beliefs and contextual factors is explored. Second, the factor which is most significant as perceived by the teachers themselves will be presented and finally, the existence of a meaningful difference between public and private school English teachers in terms of perceived impact of contextual factors will be examined. A scale was developed by the researchers having pre-interviews with English teachers and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language Teachers, Beliefs, English (Second Language), Context Effect, Performance...
Technological advancement has been related to national economic growth and poverty reduction by both national and international analysts. Development of indigenous skills (handicrafts or handiwork) is seen as central to successful administration of indigenous skill development critical for solution of contemporary problems in society. In Nigeria, the desire to develop local craft as a basis for technology appreciation and application is well articulated in the National Policy on Education,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Technological Advancement, Handicrafts, Elementary Secondary...
Education is seen as the bedrock of a nation's development and for any sustainable programme to take place, human factor, especially the community where the programme is taking place has to be considered. The inputs of the school are from the community and the products of the school service or engineer the community. It is in this context that, this paper assesses the significant roles played by community education in the management and sustainability of UBE programme in Nigeria. Concept of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Program Implementation,...
This study examined teachers' attitude and competence in the use of assistive technologies in special needs schools. The descriptive survey method was employed for the study among 100 teachers who were drawn using purposive sampling technique from special needs schools in Osun State, Nigeria. Six research questions were generated while four hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. A researcher-constructed questionnaire tagged "Teachers' Attitude and Competence in the Use of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Assistive Technology, Special Needs...
Just as composing a story, a report, or an argumentative essay is challenging for most students with LD, so it is challenging for teachers in inclusive settings to instruct them (Gillespie & Kiuhara, 2017; Gr√ľnke & Leonard Zabel, 2015). The articles in this issue of "Insights into Learning Disabilities" are geared towards special educators who are having to effectively support these children and youth as they try to learn how to put their ideas in writing. The four studies...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Disabilities, Writing Exercises, Intervention, Writing Improvement,...
The paper refers to the theoretical establishment and brief presentation of collaborative action research with the characteristics of "developmental work research" as an effective methodological approach so that science teachers develop themselves professionally. A specific case study is presented, in which we aimed to transform the basically monologic discourse of teacher-pupil interactions to a more collaborative, investigative one by engaging teachers-researchers in the analysis of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Action Research, Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Case Studies, Developmental...
In the early 1980's an education policy in Chile was formulated that encouraged the private sector to participate more strongly in the delivery of the educational service, with the purpose to achieve to have more students attending the education system and decentralize the education responsibility from the State. On the other hand, in the 1990's it was introduced as a mixed funding mechanism that allowed schools to charge a fee to the families and also receive a public funding. These two...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Choice, Parent Financial Contribution, Student Costs, Statistical Analysis,...
Teaching the Nature of Science (NOS) in elementary schools and in higher education institutions has become the focus of the science education research community because there is a need to redefine teaching methods and practices. Studies have shown that elementary teachers' views and attitudes towards teaching the NOS are not always compatible with the current acceptable theoretical framework identified by the research community. Researchers and scholars have proposed a variety of approaches in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Discourse Analysis, Science Teachers, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods,...
A field course attended by science teachers in California's Owens Valley incorporated geospatial technology to reinforce the relationship between elevation, aspect, or the direction a mountain slope faces, and vegetation. Teachers were provided GPS units to record locations and plant communities throughout the 9-day field course. At the end of the field course, they completed an exercise utilizing ArcGIS and/or Google Earth. A similar essay question about vegetation and elevation was answered...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geology, Geographic Information Systems, Plants (Botany), Questionnaires, Computer...
The paper presents the results of research conducted among students of primary and secondary schools in Montenegro about robotics and its place in Montenegrin educational system. Survey was used as a data collecting method in the study and the results were obtained using theoretical analysis. Attitudes of Montenegrin students were compared with similar studies conducted in the world. It was undisputed that the Montenegrin school students showes great interest in acquiring knowledge in field of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Robotics, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Surveys, Student...
This study aimed to identify the work-related stress and its subsequent problems among teachers of the public schools which operated the school-based Violence Reduction Program (VRP) in the governorate of Tulkarm during the second semester of 2015-2016. Besides, it aimed to identify the effect of specific variables, such as gender, specialization, qualifications and years of service, on the assessment process of stress at work and its subsequent problems. The study tool was a purposefully...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Public School Teachers, Stress Variables, Teaching Load, Job Satisfaction, Gender...
As education seeks to mold itself to fit the demands of the 21st century, STEM education will continue to be an important consideration. The integrated and crosscutting nature of STEM is incorporated into the "Next Generation Science Standards" in which engineering design is raised to the same level as scientific inquiry and is expected to be taught in science classrooms. This report analyzes a 2014 Utah survey of science teachers to understand how prepared Utah science teachers are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes, Preferences, Least Squares Statistics, Regression...
Education renders people with certain capabilities that prepare them to contribute to the social and economic development of the nation. Such capabilities turn them into human capital which, according to development economists, raises productivity when increased. Following an exhaustive review of literature on education research, this paper, however, aims at exploring the effectiveness of Bangladesh's present education system in delivering quality education as well as reckoning the prospect of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Knowledge Economy, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries,...
Laboratory Earth, a series of three NASA-Sponsored, on-line graduate courses for K-8 teachers, was designed to meet a variety of learning styles and appeal to teachers' motivation to learn the content and improve their teaching. This is especially important to teachers as they seek to demonstrate "highly qualified" status to meet No Child Left Behind standards. These graduate-level courses consist of four modules of two to four lessons each. Pre- and post-course surveys indicated...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Secondary Education, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Graduate Study,...
The purpose of the study was to develop an assessment scale for science activity videos that can be used to determine qualified science activity videos that can fulfill the objectives of activity based science education, help teachers to evaluate any science activity videos and decide whether to include into science learning process. The subjects for the study comprised a group of 47 science teacher candidates who were at their junior year in state university. In scope of a must course, each...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Activities, Video Technology, Instructional Material Evaluation, Science...
The four-day school week is a concept that has been utilized in rural schools for decades to respond to budgetary shortfalls. There has been little peer-reviewed research on the four-day school week that has focused on the perception of staff that work in school districts that have recently switched to the four-day model. This study collects data from 136 faculty and staff members in three rural Missouri school districts that have transitioned to the four-day school week within the last year....
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Schedules, Teacher Attitudes, Rural Schools, Employee Attitudes,...
This study investigates the responses that education stakeholders give to regular teacher and teacher candidate professional needs because of the increasing number of English learners. Two major research questions related to the increase of English learners in US schools and to the responses that stakeholders have provided guided the inquiry. Using a case study approach, the results show that not only have the numbers of English learners risen, but also that some school districts have witnessed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Population Trends, Demography, English...
Seventy-nine studies in geoscience conceptions appeared in peer-reviewed publications in English from 1982 through July 2009. Summaries of the 79 studies suggest certain recurring themes across subject areas: issues with terms, scale (temporal and spatial), role of prior experience, and incorrect application of everyday knowledge to geoscience phenomena. The majority of studies reviewed were descriptive and employed only one method of data collection and response type. Eleven-fourteen-year-olds...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geology, Earth Science, Educational Research, Journal Articles, Periodicals,...
The purpose of this study is to identify the metaphors that primary, secondary and high school students and classroom teacher candidates and the classroom teachers have regarding their primary school classroom teachers. The phenomenology pattern as one of the qualitative research methods was used in the research. The study group was determined by the purposeful criterion sampling method. The basic criterion in the research is that the participants are in the final grade of elementary,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Figurative Language, Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Student...
Purpose: The aim of this study is to reveal the opinions of teachers in terms of the right to privacy at school, both in the class and individually, and the violation of this right. Research Methods: Data was collected using a qualitative interview method. 21 teachers from state schools and 15 from two private schools, in total 36 class teachers, in Aydin, who taught in the 2015-2016 academic year participated, and the data was analyzed via content analysis. Findings: The conclusion was reached...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Privacy, Qualitative Research, Life Style, Freedom, Classroom Environment,...
In July 2008, a new professional development program called Satellites, Weather and Climate (SWAC) began at the University of Vermont. Its goal was to enhance the competency of in-service K-12 science and mathematics Vermont teachers in the atmospheric, climate, and geospatial sciences. The pilot program ran until 2010, during which time 14 teachers representing three cohorts were exposed to the eight training modules developed specifically for the program. The SWAC program is social...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Satellites (Aerospace), Educational...
The Paleo Exploration Project was a professional development program for K-12 teachers from rural eastern Montana. The curriculum was designed to incorporate geospatial technologies, including Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and total station laser surveying, with authentic field experiences in geology and paleontology in an effort to enhance teachers' abilities to incorporate geospatial technologies and inquiry-based approaches into their classrooms. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary...
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics and Huston-Tillotson University collaborated on a proof of concept project to offer a geoscience course to undergraduate students and preservice teachers in order to expand the scope of geoscience education within the local minority student and teacher population. Students were exposed to rigorous Earth science materials, geoscientists conducting cutting-edge research, headliner topics, and pedagogical approaches to teaching. An evaluation of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Earth Science, Preservice Teachers, Minority Group Students, Pretests Posttests,...
Purpose: Given the inconsistency among research studies on the relationship between burnout and job satisfaction of teachers in Turkey, it is of great importance to combine and interpret the results of such studies. In this regard, this study aims to examine the size and direction of relationships between job satisfaction and dimensions of burnout, and to determine the possible effect of moderator variables on these relationships. Research Method: The study was designed using a meta-analysis...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, Job Satisfaction, Correlation, Meta Analysis,...
Little research explores the relative influence of various stakeholders on school discipline policy. Using data from the SASS and ordered logistic regression, this study explores such influence while assessing variation across schools types and changes over time. Principals consistently rate themselves and teachers as the most influential stakeholders over setting school discipline policy. The proportion of racial minorities in a school predicts greater influence from higher levels of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Policy, Discipline Policy, Governance, Charter Schools, Equal Education,...
Federal school accountability policies like No Child Left Behind were based on a logic that measuring school performance and making the results public through tools like school report cards would incentivize educators to create strategies for improving school quality. Yet, most schools needed more than incentives to be able to design improvement strategies that would lead to all students becoming proficient in standard subjects like math and ELA. As a result, states and school districts...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Urban Schools, Accountability, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality,...
Educational technologies such as Google Earth have the potential to increase student learning and participation in geoscience classrooms. However, little has been written about tying the use of such software with effective assessment. To maximize Google Earth's learning potential for students, educators need to craft appropriate, research-based objectives, utilize engaging student-centered learning techniques, and directly assess student learning. Several example activities are included to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Internet, Maps, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Earth Science,...
Scientists' involvement in education has increased in recent years due to mechanisms such as the National Science Foundation's "broader impacts" expectations for research projects. The best investment of their effort lies in sharing their expertise on the nature and processes of science; film is one medium by which this can be done efficiently. In this article, we illustrate this approach through the development of Upward and Outward: Scientific Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau, a 20...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Documentaries, Films, Teaching Methods,...
The Aspen Institute's National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development united a broad alliance of leaders to speak with a unified voice about the urgency of integrating social and emotional development into the fabric of K-12 education. The commission convened a group of scientists, researchers, and academics across disparate fields to develop consensus statements on what research says about integrating social, emotional, and academic development. Schools and other...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Emotional Development, Social Development, Cognitive...
An education scholar reflects on a 30-year career spent studying the role of policy, parental responsibility, and the partnership between teachers and reformers.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Parent Responsibility, Partnerships in...
In "The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better", the author's new book from which this article is drawn, the failures of test-based accountability are documented and some of the most egregious misuses and outright abuses of testing are described, along with some of the most serious negative effects. Neither good intentions intentions nor the value of well-used tests justifies continuing to ignore the absurdities and failures of the current system and the real harms it is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accountability, Testing, Testing Problems, Test Validity, School Support, Evaluation...
This study provides a census of full-time virtual schools and blended schools from 35 states. Specifically, it utilizes data visualization and exploratory data analysis to examine student demographics and school performance measures of virtual schools and blended schools operating in the 2014-15 school year. The school achievement measures for both virtual and blended schools indicate these schools are performing poorly. Nevertheless, the evidence suggests that their enrollment growth...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Public Schools, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Elementary Secondary...
The 21st century will be defined by challenges such as understanding and preparing for climate change and ensuring the availability of resources such as water and energy, which are issues deeply rooted in Earth science. Understanding Earth science concepts is critical for humanity to successfully respond to these challenges and thrive in the decades to come. As part of efforts to address this, a new program called the Earth Science Literacy Initiative (ESLI) was formed in 2008 with funding from...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles, Earth Science, Scientific Concepts,...
This paper arises from the Keynote we co-delivered at the 2017 AGTA Conference in Melbourne. In the paper, we outline the main theoretical resources that underpin the GeoCapabilities project (www.geocapabilities.org). This project has sought to engage teachers and teacher educators in geography with the principles of "curriculum leadership" in order to realise and release the power of geography as a component of the school curriculum. Critics of the project have argued that it...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geography, Geography Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries,...
One of the fundamental pre-requisites for Industrialisation is its stupendous availability, in a country of skilled-manpower. In this regard, Zimbabwe has sought to leverage human resources, such as these, in order to accelerate the process of socio-economic transformation. In March 2012, for example, the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) pronounced the "Second Science, Technology and Innovation Policy" framework, which provided the two Ministries of Primary and Secondary Education and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Case Studies, Industrialization, National...
The presence of geosciences in the curriculum of primary and secondary schools in Argentina has been highly dependent on educational policies that change frequently under political circumstances. Subjects related to geology, geophysics, meteorology, and astronomy make their appearance and disappear under the influence of educational initiatives that shift focus under changing political circumstances. This paper briefly refers to the evolution of the process in recent decades and describes the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Informal Education, Educational Strategies, Geology, Universities, Foreign Countries,...
Two-thirds of U.S. citizens do not understand the scientific process. There is a clear misunderstanding about what science is--and is not--both in our society and in the classroom. Furthermore, students below basic proficiency are locked into an achievement gap. In response, the No Child Left Behind Act was passed in 2001. Since then, there has been some progress in decreasing the achievement gap. However, according to The Nation's Report Card, 34% of fourth grade and 43% of eighth grade...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Achievement Gap, National Competency Tests, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade...
Educators seek to develop 21st century skills in the classroom by incorporating educational materials other than textbooks into their lessons, such as digitally available activities, videos, and visualizations. A problem that educators face is that no review process similar to the formal adoption processes used for K-12 textbooks or the college-textbook review process exists for these types of online educational resources. However, educators need authoritative high-quality digital teaching...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Resources, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Climate,...
Instructional coaching is a reality in many schools today, yet administrators often lack experience or background on how to utilize this professional development model effectively. Instructional coaching can help administrators balance the managerial and instructional leadership responsibilities required of their role. As districts adopt the practice as a part of their professional development model, administrators require a clear understanding of the opportunities and factors associated with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Coaching (Performance), Elementary Secondary Education, Administrators, Partnerships...
This article examines the integration of refugees into the Germany's educational system, focusing on K-12 schooling and Syrian refugees. It criticizes the current approach to integration because the system fails to address the specific needs of refugees and neglects the potential contribution they have to offer in terms of their cultural diversity. The article then advocates in favor of an integration based on cultural pluralism instead of assimilation and explores the benefits of multicultural...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Arabs,...
Many students in our school system are being forced out of the classroom due to harsh discipline policies focused on rules rather than the child and the contextualized infraction. These policies punish them by taking away the very thing that could possibly change their lives, their education. The way we deal with behavior issues in the classroom has greatly changed over time and disciplinary actions have become rigid, devaluing the human process of growth and learning. Today, with the rise of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Zero Tolerance Policy, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Change Strategies,...
This article examines the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE, 2009) in India, including its origin, the system of schools to which it gave rise, and its importance against the backdrop of the larger Indian society. This article further assesses the progress made in the implementation of the RTE, the roadblocks, and the role of different stakeholders in the system to make RTE a working reality. The benefits of integration in the overall functioning of the education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Inclusion, Compulsory Education, Access to Education, Educational Change, Equal...
Nigeria (total land area of 923,768 km2 ) is underlain by a crystalline Precambrian basement, Jurassic granites, and Cretaceous to Recent sedimentary rocks, and is prone in places to environmental degradation and geohazards. The country hosts approximately 34 different mineral types in about 855 locations with considerable oil and gas reserves. Given this background and with less than 0.004% of the country's population being professional geoscientists, this study sets out to ascertain, across a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Earth Science, Geology, Mineralogy, Knowledge Level, Fuels,...
In this study we analyze the extent to which policy documents that include standards and expectations for the preparation of school principals (i.e., head teachers) influence democratic practices. This comparative research examines educational policies that influence the work of principals both in Sweden and in the U.S., the state of Texas asking: What does it mean for a principal to create a school environment that emphasizes democratic practices? The context of education is provided for both...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Principals, Democratic Values, Educational...
Using New York City schools as a case study, this study draws on interview data from principals, district consultants and administrators, and principal's union representatives to explore the relationship between market-based reform and colorblindness in educational policy. The study is informed by colorblindness theory, which explores the subtle and unconscious ways equity oriented goals are undermined. I also draw on urban regime theory, which highlights the ability of political, private, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Principals, Professional Autonomy, Case Studies, Interviews, Urban Schools,...
A common geography curriculum for Australian schools was approved in May 2013. This paper describes the conceptual and philosophical foundations of the curriculum through a discussion of its definition of geography, selection of concepts, integration of skills into the process of inquiry, and specification of learning about countries and continents, and of the perspectives that are stated or implied. It describes a view of geography that is eclectic yet emphasises the subject's distinctive ways...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Definitions, Fundamental...
This project builds upon previous surveys of geographical education across Canada completed by Baine (1991) and Mansfield (2005). The purpose of this study was to survey the geography curriculum in each of the ten provinces and three territories in Canada. Geography and social studies curriculum guidelines for grades 1 through 12 were collected in each regional jurisdiction across Canada. A summary of key information was recorded for each grade in each jurisdiction; included were course title,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum,...
The relevance of GIS for sustainable development in Africa is undisputed. One web 2.0 application which plays a particularly strong role within local governance structures in Africa is PGIS (Participatory Geographical Information System). In fact, Spatial Citizenship education is the basis for the empowerment of the indigenous capacity for using PGIS. This article will introduce the concept of Citizenship and address the question: What are the conditions in Africa that enhance Spatial...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Distance Education, Web 2.0...
This research has been seeking an answer to the question about what kind of image of the Islam is conveyed by the most popular and densely used textbooks to students. In the course of analysis, primary and secondary schools textbooks were examined via quantitative and qualitative methods. The objective demonstration of the research results aims to show a remarkable insight into this peculiar segment of Geography education in Hungary.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Textbooks, Islam, Textbook Content,...
The authors begin this essay by sharing excerpts taken from two events at their own liberal arts institution. One was from an opening convocation in 1967, and the second from an accreditation visit in 2014. The two episodes have been presented in order to illustrate the major differences in the ways university experiences have been thought about in the past compared to the neoliberal manner in which they are now understood. From reading the two provided scenarios, it becomes difficult to deny...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Colleges, Neoliberalism, Language Usage, Educational Policy, Social Justice,...
Student under preparedness is one of the major challenges facing community colleges in the United States. A contributing factor of student under preparedness at the postsecondary level is an inequitable and inadequate distribution of resources at the K-12 level. Students residing in socio-economically disadvantaged school districts that often expend less money per pupil are disproportionally under prepared for college-level course work. This study examined the relationship between per pupil...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Expenditure per Student, Public Schools, School Districts, Counties, Elementary...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between Leader in Me schools teachers' perceptions of culture, climate, and discipline referrals during the 2010-11 school year. Primary data were obtained from 172 teacher-reported surveys, from nine schools in three districts in Florida and Mississippi. A MANOVA analysis was used to determine whether a relationship existed between the dependent variable, discipline referrals, and the independent variables using The School Culture...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Environment, School Culture, Discipline Problems, Referral, Teacher...
This paper presents the results of a survey of 192 public school superintendents in Missouri on the topic of teacher tenure. Overall, superintendents indicated the current teacher tenure laws are somewhat onerous, with 73 percent indicating it was "somewhat" or "very difficult" to remove a tenured teacher for their performance in the classroom. Superintendents noted time and paperwork are the biggest obstacles to removing a tenured teacher. Approximately, 92 percent of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Superintendents, Administrator Surveys, Tenure, Public School Teachers, School Law,...
The article is written within the framework of a broader study investigating school and university representation in the Soviet/Russian and foreign audiovisual media texts. The research outlines that in Soviet cinema the image of the female teacher was transformed in the following sequence: a heroine-revolutionary; a heroine of hard work; an intellectual; an educator-innovator; a victim; a bureaucrat-administrator. In the Soviet audio-visual texts of the 1930s-1940s, the heroic image of a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction,...
We present a user-friendly, data-driven Web site (http://thermal.gg.utah.edu/facilities/epo/) for a geothermal, climate change observatory that is educational for the general public, students, and researchers alike. The Emigrant Pass Observatory (EPO), located in the Grouse Creek Mountains in northwestern Utah, gathers both meteorological data (solar radiation, air temperature, rainfall, wind speed and direction, and snow depth) and subsurface temperatures in shallow drillholes. Our website has...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Web Sites, Climate, Change, Scientific Research, Meteorology, Energy, Tutorial...
The current study explores teachers' perceptions of Esri Story Maps as effective teaching tools. Story Maps are a relatively new web application created using Esri's cloud-based GIS platform, ArcGIS Online. They combine digitized, dynamic web maps with other story elements to help the creator effectively convey a message. The relative ease associated with using and creating a Story Map as well as the simple, non-technical interface makes them ideal for use as an educational technology. Survey...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Attitudes, Maps, Teaching Methods, Geographic Information Systems,...
The study investigates novice teachers? self-perceptions of their professional readiness. The study has a qualitative research design, adopting the phenomenology pattern. The study group comprised subject matter teachers employed at different educational stages (primary, secondary and high schools). The participants were selected according to the criterion sampling within the purposive sampling methods that are frequently used within the qualitative research tradition. Data collection method...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Qualitative Research, Career Readiness, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes,...
We have developed the traditional science fair format into an ocean science fair model that promoted the integration of Western science and Alaska Native traditional knowledge in student projects focused on the ocean, aquatic environments, and climate change. The typical science fair judging criteria for the validity and presentation of the science were expanded to include criteria for cultural and/or community relevance, and local and cultural experts were involved in judging. The Center for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Fairs, Oceanography, Models, Student Projects, Indigenous Knowledge,...
Botswana through its two educational reform philosophies of 1977 and 1994 envisioned a developing education system that is on par with international standards. According to Tabulawa (2009), the education system was developed to produce critical thinkers, problem solvers, and innovative learners. The system was designed to provide opportunities for all students by providing access to all, improve the standards of education, emancipate Batswana from illiteracy, and develop their capabilities to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Dropouts, Academic Failure, Educational...
The Manoomin ''wild rice'' Science Camp program, a partnership between the University of Minnesota, the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is an example of how a community-based participatory research project can become the catalyst for STEM learning for an entire community, providing effective learning opportunities for grades 5-12 and undergraduate students, elementary and secondary school teachers, and scientists from the reservation,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indian Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education,...
Incorporating technology into courses is becoming a common practice in universities. However, in the geosciences, it is difficult to find technology that can easily be transferred between classroom- and field-based settings. The iPad is ideally suited to bridge this gap. Here, we fully integrate the iPad as an educational tool into two graduate-level K-12 in-service teacher outreach classes, one classroom-based course and one field-based course. We describe our field and classroom course...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary...
Online teacher professional development (oTPD) researchers have been concerned with design features, teacher change in practice, and student learning, as well as establishing guidelines for directing funding support. Even so, previous work suggests that high-quality instructional support for all students with disabilities is still on the horizon. As a response to the need for better instruction, professional development for SWD has emerged in all settings, including teachers who are not just...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Online Courses, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities,...
We investigated connections between the natural and the cultural history of the Flathead Indian Reservation through the integration of geoscience, traditional tribal knowledge, and oral narratives for the purpose of improving Earth Science education in the tribal community. The project served as an avenue for the incorporation of indigenous knowledge into science curricula by providing parallel perspectives for the same landscapes while considering compatibilities between Western science and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reservation American Indians, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Earth...
The goal of this research was to discover and compare themes of the top blended learning (BL) articles from seven different regions of the world. Top cited articles in BL from these regions show strong similarities in research processes, practice, terminology, and focus. Small differences are apparent among the regions and top articles in general, but similar patterns demonstrate that themes might promote collaboration and exchange between regions and that the most cited articles from around...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign...
Education is seen as an instrument "per excellence" for effecting national development. Education is seen as a means of developing potentialities and capacity building. Any educational Curriculum that aims at developing human potentials must target at functionality. Functionality here refers to curriculum that is designed to teach students skills that will enable them function as competent and acceptable adults. Obviously, school environment is one of the most important factors that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Educational Environment, Relevance (Education),...
Significant progress has been made in equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals, yet schools remain institutions where sexual and gender diversity are marginalized and/or silenced. Queer theory, a non-linear theory that disrupts dominant beliefs about gender and sexuality and what constitutes "natural" or "normal" gender and sexual expressions is a productive tool for identifying normalizing discourses that shape...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Civil Rights, Social Bias,...
Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery and is often collectively referred to as a human rights violation. However, human trafficking is more complex than this suggests as this article attempts to demonstrate. It begins by describing the landscape of international trends in human trafficking, with particular attention to child trafficking. Next, national trends in South African legislation and education are outlined. It then describes a qualitative document research study that was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Crime, Slavery, Qualitative Research, Documentation,...
Meeting the needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is a serious concern that schools are facing. This article describes an evaluation of embedding culturally and linguistically diverse evidence-based practices in a master's program for teacher candidates seeking endorsement in special education. A cooperative-agreement was developed between one urban university and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to focus on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Culturally Relevant Education, Special Education, Teacher Competencies, Preservice...
This article describes the conditions for establishing an advanced master's degree program that focuses on teacher leadership. The creation of the model is examined from the perspective of nine administrators from Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, and Texas State University-San Marcos. These administrators collaborated to design the Partnership in Teacher Excellence Program (PTEP), with the purpose of developing teacher leaders who would become experts in their subject areas,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College School Cooperation, Teacher Leadership, Masters Programs, School Districts,...
In this paper I discuss the extent to Botswana's social studies curriculum is gendered thus more likely to reproduce gender inequalities. The paper locates gender issues within the broader context of male-dominated patriarchal society. It applies content analysis to establish whether or not the Social Studies syllabuses articulate gender issues. I argue that past curriculum reforms implemented in the backdrop of the recommendations of the 1977 first National Commission on Education and the 1994...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Gender Issues, Articulation (Education), Sex...